Proverbs 23:11

11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.

Proverbs 23:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
ESV
11 for their Redeemer is strong; he will plead their cause against you.
NLT
11 For their Redeemer is strong; he himself will bring their charges against you.
MSG
11 For they have a powerful Advocate who will go to bat for them.
CSB
11 for their Redeemer is strong, and He will take up their case against you.

Proverbs 23:11 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 23:11

For their Redeemer [is] mighty
As he must needs be, since the Lord of hosts is his name; who sympathizes with them, has mercy on them, is their father, and their friend; see ( Jeremiah 50:34 ) ( Hosea 14:3 ) ( Psalms 68:5 ) ; he shall plead their cause with thee;
or "against thee", as the Vulgate Latin version; and will certainly carry it for them, and against thee; for, when he undertakes a cause, he pleads it thoroughly.

Proverbs 23:11 In-Context

9 Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.
10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.
12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Job 19:25
  • 2. Psalms 24:8
  • 3. Exodus 22:22-24; Proverbs 15:25; Proverbs 22:22-23